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Your Road Guide to Worry-Free Shipping Between the U.S. and Canada

By Point To Point on February, 12 2024

The United States and Canada have long enjoyed a special relationship forged by shared geography, similar values, and strong economic ties. They share the longest international border (at 5,525 miles) and the strongest bilateral trade relationship (with nearly $2.6 billion exchanged every day) of any two countries in the world. Despite some challenges in recent years – such as domestic economic anxiety, COVID-19, and national security concerns – the two countries retain a partnership model unlike any other. In fact, the U.S. continues to be the primary source of goods imported into Canada, with China a distant second.

Topics: International Cross-Border White Papers
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Nearshoring and Reshoring: Bringing The Supply Chain Back Home

By Point To Point on February, 27 2023

While the global supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic shined a bright light on the need for companies to bring their manufacturing back to North America, interest in nearshoring and reshoring has been growing steadily for several years.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain Cross-Border
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Prepare For Freight Delays At The U.S. & Mexico Border

By Point To Point on April, 1 2019


Aug. 5: On August 4th, President Trump backed off the threat to shut down points of entry along the U.S. and Mexico border. However, the current situation has not changed the fact that drivers are facing long waits to cross. Some drivers are waiting eight hours or more to get through customs. 

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Amid growing tensions surrounding the U.S. and Mexico border, shippers need to prepare for expected shipment delays. Following an influx of Central American migrants arriving at the border, the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is shuffling personnel and assets around to manage the situation. As a result, many officers and inspectors that are generally tasked with checking trucks and freight moving back and forth across the border are being temporarily reassigned to work more closely with migrants. 

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain Cross-Border Mexico
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Avoid The Top 5 Canada Shipping Mistakes

By Point To Point on January, 1 2010

Do you ship to or from Canada? If so, you know there’s no shortage of paperwork and shipping rules involved when shipping across the U.S-Canada border. In fact, it can be easy to miss something - and many cross-border shippers do, inevitably causing delays and service failures. How can you avoid common cross-border shipping mistakes when moving goods to and from Canada? Here are five tips to get you started:

Topics: International Supply Chain Cross-Border